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£4 - £16
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Bar, British, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Smugglers is our go to spot for business lunches. This time was the whole office (8 people) to celebrate the end of the tax year. Great food, friendly staff, great atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for Dinner and had a good time with excellent service and good fayre. The comfort was okay but it was very noisy in there with other customers especially young women who were virtually screaming at each other to be heard over the music....For a Saturday night in a major town it was all to be expected, but if I returned I would seek a much quieter corner if such a corner existed.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in Bedford place this place is both vibrant and friendly. Upon arrival Georgina greeted me and sat me down, after this I was served by the delightful Mya. For my meal I had the bacon and brie wrap with salad and chips. The wrap...was warm and tasty, they did not hold back either on the bacon and brie which is good. The chips were triple cooked, they were hot again and tasted lovely. To accompany this I had a pint of cider. As I was there the tables were starting to fill up and the atmosphere was good, everyone enjoying themselves. The bill only came to £13-60 which I thought was excellent value. Again with all independent places it is the staff that make the place, and the Smugglers didn't disappoint. Both Georgina and Mya were friendly, accommodating and both worked with a smile 😊😊 Recommended 👍More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Great spot for our Christmas work party. Georgina was so attentive and made sure everyone was happy and well fed and watered. She was the greatest host and couldn't thank her enough!! The food was excellent as well.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

Always liked it here in the past but there was a very rude man in charge today: he berated our dog although it's supposed to be a dog friendly establishment. The starters were nice but the mains were not to our taste which is a...shame because this always used to be a go to placeMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Nathan Renwick, General Manager at Smugglers, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2023

Good Afternoon, Alexander We're sorry that your experience was not up to mark. We are a dog friendly establishment, however I only asked that you took your dog out into the street to relieve itself rather than in our garden as it had done under...More

Reviewed 21 December 2023

Georgina, Amy and Jess are really professional, really helped me choose what Christmas cocktail to have on the menu. Great service and cocktails, will definitely be returning!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Came for a quick lunch afrer Christmas shopping all the staff were so kind an really helpful with my allergies made me feel really safe. Such a great cosy Christmas atmosphere as well

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

Went with the family for a birthday get together. Good choice of food and drinks for what we needed. Service, surroundings and prices were fantastic. Will definitely return. Thank you to all.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Had a group Christmas meal here on a busy Saturday night. The staff were attentive and the manager went out of her way to accommodate allergies and offer alternative options. They were also helpful in the run up to the event, happy to amend the...booking and always responding to emails within 24 hours. Would absolutely book here again, great for a group meal where you need a wide variety of choices! We weren't rushed out and we're able to stay at the table for drinks afterwards. Thank you Georgina and team!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Great food and Great drinks. The Aspells cider was like the nectar of the gods, as were the Baby Guinness shots

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Great place. Food was delicious, staff very efficient and attentive. Cocktails were lovely. Great atmosphere and decor, would really recommend. Only negative (and it is constructive) would be the outside wasn't selling it to me but once inside, you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

sunday lunch was awesome. Need to go back to try the Pork Belly as they had run out. great service , veg and meat were perfect and crispy potato's

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

Booked a table on line for 17:15 for four. All four sisters are 'short'. On arrival we were shown a 'high' table. I requested a normal table, was advised due to bookings there were no others available. In fact, only one other table was taken....I asked again to be moved and said it would actually be uncomfortable for us to eat at that table. I was advised that the other tables were due to be filled within five minutes. Leaving at 19:00 after not even being asked if our food was OK, (which one of the meals wasn't, the others were lovely) one of the original tables was still vacant. I did advise that perhaps the website should be updated to include the terms 'normal' or 'high' table.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Nathan Renwick, General Manager at Smugglers, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2023

Good Afternoon, We're very sorry for the mix-up with your reservation. Though I was more bar-focused on the night in question I do remember my Assistant bringing your comments to my attention after you had left. The biggest trouble we had on that night was...More

Reviewed 27 October 2023

Came with friends the other day for couple cocktails and few snacks. Pineapple daq was fantastic the best I had so far. Food was delicious as well. Our waitress Geogina was so lovely and helpful to help us make decision about what cocktail to have...next!! 🤗 Will definitely come back soon 🫶More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

It was a great venue, very chill spot, definitely a hidden gem, although it was not busy the day I came in with friends, Georgina the staff was very attentive and catered to what we wanted, the outside area was kept clean, and tidy. Will...definitely go back for more drinks as the selections was very appealingMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Connor C
18 January 2024|
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Response from Nathan R | Property representative |
Hey Connor, Our Kitchen is open from Midday - 8pm on Sundays, with our Roasts being subject to availability. We recommend if you are specifically after roasts to book & pre-order ahead of time to ensure dish availability.
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Response from Kyle W | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do serve roast dinners on a Sunday from 12:00pm. Hope to see you then!
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Smugglers is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5